iOS 14 will reportedly be supported on all current iOS 13 devices

Apple released iOS 13 to supported devices back in September 2019. The update came with a few new features such as a system-wide dark mode, new privacy features, improved Reminders and Maps apps, Memoji stickers and more. However, it wasn’t the best of Apple’s releases, with the OS needing many frequent updates to iron out bugs and some serious flaws. To combat such issues, the firm reportedly changed the development process of its next major smartphone OS, iOS 14. Additionally, the company might also be pushing back some iOS 14 features to focus on the stability of the OS.

Now, according to a new report, the next iOS update might be making it to all devices running iOS 13. This move may seem similar to the iOS 12 rollout, which made it to all iOS 11 devices, and one that reportedly had its features delayed owing to the increased emphasis on quality and stability. Interestingly, if these reports are indeed accurate, older devices from four years ago such as the iPhone 6S/6S Plus and iPhone SE will also see the update.

The update will, without a doubt, ship with this year’s iPhone launches including the rumored successor to the original iPhone SE that might see the light of day as early as March 2020. In addition to those devices, here are the models that will reportedly receive the iOS 14 update:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE

As for the corresponding iPad OS 14 release, here are the devices that might see the update:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Pro - 11 inch (2018)
  • iPad (5th Gen)
  • iPad (6th Gen)
  • iPad (7th Gen)
  • iPad Air (3rd Gen)
  • iPad Mini (5th Gen)

As per the source, the company will be dropping support for the iPad Mini (4th Gen) and the iPad Air (2nd Gen). Considering that those devices were launched in 2015 and 2014 respectively, it is not very surprising that the Cupertino giant is dropping support for them.

As these are not official reports or announcements, there may very well be changes to the list, so it is best to take this information with adequate caution. As with every year, Apple should share its plans for the next update during its annual developer conference, WWDC.

Source: iPhonesoft via 9to5Mac

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